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    December 14, 2012
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. we're believe in fremont where firefighters are watching hot spots from yesterday's factory fire. we will tell you how employees and the company are planning to move forward. >> a lot of cloud cover but not much rain. >> just hours ago a strong quake struck off the coast of southern california. why there was confusion behind the initial reports. >> we are live in vallejo where police are warning shoppers about a potential scam. we will tell you how they were able to make i-pads look like the real thing. that when the news starts right
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now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >> it's friday, december 14th. a strong quake hit off the coast of southern california overnight. the 6.3 quake happened around 2:30 this morning. it was southwest of avalon california. two quakes with in seconds of each other were first reported but the usgs says now there was just one main quake. there was a 4.7 after shock and that hit 15 minutes after the 6.3 quake. no tsunami warning was issued. the massive fire at a fremont machine shop remains a concern this morning for several hours yesterday thick black smoke came from the factory near interstate 680. we are at the plant where
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firefighters are still keeping guard this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the fire department was called back out early this morning to take care of a stubborn hot spot. later the fire marshall is expected to come out to investigate. you can see this morning what's vest a gutted office building and machine shop. the fire started in the company around 1:45 yesterday afternoon. firefighters had to battle it defensively. the roof collapsed just minutes after they got here. management said they have a good insurance poll and i employees their top priority. all 80 or so employees escaped with no major injuries but the building was destroyed. >> shut the power off and then got everybody out of the building and then waited until the fire department came. now you see how the buildings. it's really sad. it's burned out. >> reporter: the director of operations estimates millions of dollars in damage to the family owned business.
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employees will be taken care of during the holidays. they will continue to be paid but it's to soon to say when the company will be up and running. the cause is under investigation. live in fremont. >> all right. time 7:03. pg&e is rechecking more than 1500 sections of underground electric equipment because they may never have been inspected. according to the san francisco chronicle the company suspects some employees lied about completing inspections required by state law. workers have been fired or suspended. pg&e has now hired 48 extra inspectors. they are hoping to have all the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of its in southern alameda and the south bay. police in val johan warning of a scam involving a popular holiday gift. they have found a stash of fake i-pads. we are live in val johan right now with details of what to look out for.
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>> reporter: this is an i-pad and you can see on the back here it's silver and looks like it could be a picture frame and that's what scam artists are doing. they are taking picture frames and they are taking the sticker that you see here, putting it on there and wrapping it so that you can't tell. this is all in an effort to trick people and last week vallejo police pulled over somebody at a shopping center and found a stash of these fake i-pad boxes. detectives believe that the person was intending to sell them for a cheaper price than the real ones. inside the box police found a fake i-pad in bubble wrap to hide it's true features. it's not clear how much they were going to be sold for or where and no arrests have been made. we aren't sure if its part of a larger ring. remember if you are buying off the street you open up the product and inspect it. if you were a victim of this or
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a similar scam you are urged to contact the police department. we will be checking in with the detective later today to see if they will be pressing any charges against the person that they pulled over. in the meantime if you are going to be doing your holiday shopping, vallejo police will be stepping up patrols starting today. they are going to go -- target the areas near shopping malls and the down town area. live from vallejo. ktvu. >> thank you. a san francisco school worker will be sentenced today for a string of sexual assaults. frederick dozer junior was convicted of attacking three women in the mission district last year. prosecutors say that he became more violent with each assault. the third victim was beaten unconscious. he will likely get a life sentence. the 5th suspect charged in an attack that left one man dead and a woman badly beaten is scheduled to face a judge today. the victims were found bound
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and gagged in the middle of the street. police say the victims and suspects all knew each other. the final suspect, a 19-year- old tyler miller faces charges of accessory to murder and conspiracy to destroy evidence. the four others entered not guilty pleas on wednesday. the teen accused of hitting and killing a father and daughter in concord earlier this year is also scheduled to appear in court today. the 18-year-old david rosen is a accused of speeding down a street in april and hitting a 41-year-old and his 9-year-old daughter. >> time 7:06. sal is back. we will see what's happening on the roads. >> we just found a new accident here. just came in from twitter of all places, i shouldn't be surprised. ricardo said there is a new evidence. so we will pull if up the san francisco camera here.
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southbound 101, with just out of our view but it's involving a muni bus and a couple of vehicles. again, now chp is getting word of it here. southbound 101 near hospital curve. looks like they are rushing out to check it out. looks like its getting busy here on southbound 101. northbound may also be affected because people take a long look at these things. that's what tends to happen. if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza it'll be busy. north and southbound also getting more slow as you drive past. the traffic has been moderate. it's not been that bad on south 101. northbound if you are driving up to 280 you will see slow traffic. today a good alternate -- into the west valley. >> well, sunrise over the big
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city. mostly cloudy and -- if there is any rain it'll be brief and right. the system is falling apart. i will show you why. cold out there, maybe light rain. i'm doing that to cover myself because i don't think much will happen. partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, just staying very cool, cloud cover and cold area, number two the jet stream split. that's the -- one goes along the coast. you take a lot of energy when you split something like that. maybe along the coast. generally cloudy, mostly cloudy. all these systems coming in run into a lot of resistance. they have a lot of cool air. chilly high temperatures. next chance of precipitation up to the higher elevations. there is a green and some of
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that pink mix. some of the higher elevations could get a lit of bit of snow. right off the coast. you have to see the darker green. that's what will do anything. that looks light. it's taking a lot of energy. 30s and it can go far, just not enough mixing. you combine southeast breeze with 30s it's a cold morning for some, cloudy to mostly cloudy and looks like we will go in to the weekend. a lot of cloud cover. could be light rain but i doubt it. chilly high temperatures, upper 40s or low 50s. not changing. a little warmer, closer to the bay and also the coast. inland temperatures. 51. palo alto should say 52, not 42. clouds, maybe showers saturday. better opportunity for light rain, sunday, monday, increasing clouds tuesday, right now looks promising for rain for everybody. >> people are talking about this. according to the myan calendar
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the world will end one week from today on december 21st. now some bay area residents talking about this a lot and they are preparing for this prediction. they are talking about what to stock up on and whether to leave the area or just stay put. there will be special events and parties marking the end of the world. one of them is tonight. the east bay bike party, they are hosting what could be the group's last bike ride. they are meeting at 7:30 tonight at the mcarthur bart station. or if you want to party in style a hotel in san francisco is offering a special package for 21 people but it's good only on friday the 21st. it includes hotel rooms, dining for each guest and the price tag, $122,112. >> marking out the date there. the creative forces behind several popular san francisco bars is now looking to expand into the east bay.
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the san francisco business times reports brian has created niche bars that are between high end restaurants and dive bars. sales are up 5% at the bars. now he wants to open a spirit shop in berkeley or rock ridge and may eventually move into napa or sonoma. >> a southern california judge is in hot water this morning. the controversial comments he made about a rape victim during a hearing. >> and we have video of a growing problem in the bay area this holiday season.
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. if there is any rain it'll be right. >> thank you.
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it's 7:13. a judge in southern california is being publicly scolded for saying a rape victim didn't put up a fight during her assault. the comments were made during a case where a man threatened to mutilate his ex-girlfriend and then allegedly raped her. the they are saying the judge's comments were inappropriate and a breach of ethics. a san francisco woman accused of abandoning her baby will be arraigned this afternoon. the 39-year-old gave birth to a son early wednesday morning in a san francisco street. she then knocked on the door of a church for help. police had to do cpr on the baby while rushing him to the hospital. officers say that the mother was high on cocaine and has been uncooperative during the investigation. she faces charges including cruelty to a child. the baby who is expected to recover is now in the care of cps. >> defense secretary just
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announced the united states is sending missiles to turkey to defend against attacks from syria. >> we are deploying two batteries here to turkey along with the troop that are necessary to man those batteries. so that we can help turkey have the kind of missile defense it may need in dealing threat that come out of syria. >> now the secretary made that announcement while meeting troops in turkey. 400 american troops will be assigned to the missiles. in the meantime syria denies reports it fired scud missiles at fighters. they say the united states and nato are wrong. there are concerns syria may use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons. the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington may
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put the speaker at risk. any compromise may draw a line between him and the tea party conservatives. >> reporter: the house speaker and the president are still in a standoff over the deal and the speaker plans to go home to ohio today. they met at the white house last night but didn't reach any agreement. the speaker said he is still available to negotiate over the phone but any deal could mean bad news for his role on capitol hill. if he refuses a deal with the president polls show most americans would blame republicans for going over the fiscal cliff. he could make a deal with democrats and risk cutting off those in his own party. >> i'm not worried about my job but i'm worried about doing the right thing for kids and grandkids. >> reporter: economists say stalled talks are causing problems on wall street this
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morning. more on that when i see you next. live in washington. >> thank you. only on two, another incident of package theft in the bay area. this is home surveillance video sent to us by a viewer in san jose. you can see the woman just walked up to the front door and took a package that had been delivered by ups just a few minutes earlier. then she walks back to a baby stroller and leaves. you're viewer said the package was a box of kid's dvds worth a couple hundred dollars. just yesterday morning we told you about daily reports of package theft in fremont. frustrated employees are loud and proud as they protested outside san francisco's newly renovated grand hyatt hotel. the long labor dispute between the hotel and workers was at the heart of the movement.
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employees want the corporation to put a hotel worker on its board of directors. >> we need somebody on the board. besides all the rich people. >> all we wants to encourage them to come back to the table and sign the same contract that they have signed the hilton and every other hotel in san francisco. >> reporter: workers complain about working conditions and low wages. similar protests took place at other hotel across the country. some workers could be going on strike. coming up, where and why security officers are planning to walk off the job in just a few days. >> all right. february, barry bond wills go before a panel in san francisco. he will appeal his obstruction of justice conviction. oral arguments are set for february 13th. back in april 2011 he was convicted of one felony for giving an evasive answer before a grand jury when he was asked
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if he had received drug that required a syringe. his attorneys say the answer was accurate and wasn't meant to obstruct justice. the raiders have until noontime to sell at least 85% of the tickets for sunday's game to avoid a local tv blackout. it's a raiders home finale. they are playing the chiefs. the raiders have lost six straight games. their record, 3-10. the chiefs by the way are two and 11. >> it's chilly. >> it is. >> up next steve will tell us where temperatures will bottom out and when you will need the umbrella again. >> and a big rock hit a house in southern california but why the problems didn't stop there. . >> and if you drive on the san mateo bridge the traffic looks good and nice colors on the sky. westbound 92. we will tell you more about this ahead. ?x :ó n
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. coming up, talk act a close call. a family in san diego county escaped injury after a huge boulder came crashing through the home. the boulder came loose during a rain storm yesterday and rolled two to three hundred feet down a hill right into the home's garage. it hit a propane gas line and that prompted a hazmat team to come out but crews were able to cap the leak. the living area wasn't damaged so the family won't have to move. a candle is being blamed for a fire that forced three people from their berkeley home. the fire broke out shortly after four yesterday afternoon. it happened near thousand oaks. fire officials say a candle sparked the fire in the the kitchen damage is estimated at $50,000. nobody was hurt. >> if you travel to new york for the holidays be aware of possible airport problems back
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there. at jfk airport nonunion security officers are voting to go on strike. about one hundred voted yesterday to approve a strike and authorize a strike for next thursday. the group at another company will hold a vote today. they direct traffic in front of terminals and they also make sure the tarmacs are secure. they say they need more training and bet ifer equipment. the two companies say they will talk to their employees about their concerns in the coming days. >> want to check in with sal and see if things are moving along nicely on this friday morning. >> it's not friday light but it's not -- really bad which is good. i look at the optimistic side. want to show you things we have with the live camera network. northbound 280 up to the west valley. you will see slowing coming up. it's slow also up to the lawrence expressway. we haven't had the huge delays
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on other days. 101 is slow up in to the sunnyvale area. let's move to the freeway. 880 southbound. it's slow as you drive from about 238 down to about tennyson road and then it picks up after that. then more slow traffic as you get in to the fremont city limits. i want to check out the bay bridge toll plaza. again just looking at the bright side we haven't had my major collisions on that span. we had an earlier stall on the bridge that's being cleared now and the accident i told you about last time was moved off the freeway. that's good news. let's go to steve. >> thank you. well, beautiful sunrise under cloudly to mostly cloudy skies. had a nice twitter picture. looks just about like this. there are a few breaks in the clouds. you know there is a bad company song called the sky is burning. that's about what it looks
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like. that's a 70s, 80s rock band for you kids out there. little low spinning off the coast and that's the problem. it's to far off the coast. san mateo coast could get rain, mix precipitation, take a look at some of the higher elevations, also off toward the east bay but i don't think so. you can see not a lot there. it's trying but if there is any rain it'll favor coastal areas. the system continues to dive south. cloudy sykes, it's really chilly. the cold air has been trapped. slight warm up around the bay. we will have more in about ten minutes, the five-day has more rain. >> all right. thank you. time now 7:25, efforts to prepare the east bay landmark that was damaged by storms. we will show you and tell you the price tag. >> two schools are back open today after a bomb threat was made yesterday through grafitti. we spoke to police and will tell you what they have to say about the investigation today
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and how students are feeling this morning. >> and live where we are following a possible string of pharmacy robberies. who police are looking for.
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direct threat against a teacher. we are live at the high school where it all happened with more on the tighter security in place and we just spoke with police. >> reporter: a spokesperson said that they did receive tips overnight. they hope it leads them to the person responsible for the threat here yesterday. school is about to get started here. i spoke with some students. they said they feel safe. they plan to rally around the teacher who was threatened. one change that they will notice is all the extra security. now there have been patrols overnight at the school that will continue all day today. just as a precaution. yesterday morning the school was closed here because threatening grafitti was found. it said a bomb was planted at monta vista to kill a specific teacher. that was found at lynn brook, coopertino and kennedy middle school. the bomb unit and dogs made a sweep but nothing was found. authorities aren't disclosing
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how many threats are made but they want to track down the person responsible. >> we have been getting more calls and tips since last night. so we have some brand new tip that we are looking in to at this point. so we will be spending a good portion of the day looking in to those possibilities. >> reporter: yesterday the male teacher who was threatened was protected by deputies and today extra security will be in place for the teacher today. he would not reveal if the teacher would be teaching here on campus today. students have said the teacher is very well liked popular. police say so far they haven't been able to find any specific reason why that teacher was threatened. again back out here live you can see students are about to go into their classes. it's unknown, we have -- asked to talk to a school administrator to see if they will address what happened but
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students said that they feel that the mood is different today and they plan on giving a lot of support to the teacher. >> thank you. we have some breaking news right now to report of a school shooting. this happened in connecticut in new town connecticut. state police say they are assisting local police with a situation in newton amid reports of a school shooting. the superintendent said the district has locked down schools as a prevention to ensure the safety of students and staff. the superintendent's secretary said that reports of a shooting are not actually confirmed. state police say they have a number of people on the scenes to assist as we get more information on the situation of a possible school shooting in connecticut we will of course bring it to you. police? fremont are looking for a man they say walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill
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everybody inside. coming up we will have more on the evidence left behind that could help police track him down. >> part of a historic church was damaged by recent storms and repairing won't be cheap. the storms damaged one of the bell towers of all saints catholic church. one of the pieces fell off and was shattered. it'll cost about $450,000 to fix it. the church is now launched a fundraising campaign to pay for it. criminals have robbed four pharmacies in just two days in pleasanton and dublin. brian flores is there now at a pharmacy that was hit. >> reporter: hi. the main question is if all the pharmacies that were robbed are related. no word from law enforcement officials. you are right. we are here at the 2800 block in front that have riteaid. it was robbed around 12:30
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yesterday afternoon. there were also robberies at a pharmacy not to far from here. there was a third attempted robbery that may, or may not be related on dublin boulevard. then there was a 4th attempted robbery at a cvs off regional street. that was around 5:30 yesterday afternoon. its being reported that at least two men may be working together and hitting up the pharmacies. one of them would walk up to a pharmacist with a demand note. in these cases the pharmacists said no and then the men fled on foot without the drugs. no injuries or sign of a gun. one of the suspects is a white or middle eastern man with a beard. he is his mid-30s. witnesses say that he had a very red complexion. the others a white male, 5'7'', 225 pounds. we have calls in to the
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pleasanton police department as well as alameda sheriffs for any further information. when we find more we will pass it along. we with live. >> thank you. 7:34, cal ovea is septembering the death of a construction worker. the man fell to his death from a second story roof. the accident happened about 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the site of some newhouseing developments on dwayne avenue. doctors say it appears that the worker hit his head. he was rushed to the hospital where he died a few hours later. a ten thousand dollar reward is being offered in oakland's latest homicide. police say that someone shot and killed a man on 83rd avenue and d street yesterday afternoon. the victim a 49-year-old man from contra coasta died at the scene. nobody has been argumented and the motive is still under investigation. this is oakland's 122nd homicide compared to 105 at the same time last year.
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we are learning more about young man shot and killed in a quiet san jose neighborhood earlier this week. he has been identified as 18- year-old john cody. his body was found on fair haven drive tuesday near a pickup truck that was up on the sidewalk. emergency crews first thought his injuries were from the crash but later determined that he had been shot. police say there is no evidence that the killing is gang related. >> police in oakland and in san francisco, they are teaming up in an effort to get guns off the streets. a gun buy back program will be held tomorrow from ten to three for oakland and san francisco residents only. in oakland the guns can be dropped off at saint benedict's on 82nd avenue. in san francisco they can be dropped off at the omega boy's club on tennessee street. each person can turn in up to three guns. you will get $200 for each. a san mateo county judge is
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backing a decision against a massage business owner revoking her license. the owner of the spa is a accused of giving money and gift cards to health and building inspectors while her building was being remodeled. the judge ruled in favor of a decision by the board of supervisors to take away her license. that business owner said the gifts weren't bribes, they were gestures of respect under chinese custom. >> a major shock on last night's x factor the under dog girl group 5th harmony advanced to next week's grand finale. they will compete against kate stevens and carlie rose. for the x factor title and the
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contract. one of the judges on the show confirmed he will not return next season. la reed said he has been neglecting his record company. he has he said working with cal has been a once in a lifetime experience he is honored to have sat on a panel with such talent. the highway patrol kicked off a holiday tradition starting a maximum enforcement period to crack down on drunk drivers during the next two and a half weeks. this means increased patrols. the maximum -- and the people who say they saw more officers on the road even this morning. >> yeah. i know. they are serious about that crack down. sal is back. are you watching everything but i know you are starting in
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contra costa. >> that's right. we were looking at highway 4 because we had that crash in concord on highway four at port chicago. not a serious crash but they did move it and now traffic has improved as you drive over the hill. there goes bart. they were reporting on time. if you are on highway four it's still slow. also this morning we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, that's backed up to the maze and the metering lights are on. 30 minute delay. it's not -- we used to have friday light but we don't now. right now traffic does look okay. if you are driving on the bridge you should see good conditions. now let's go to steve. >> sal. >> cloudy skies, mostly cloudy, great pictures, sunrise and -- get a little bit of sun
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but generally cloudy, this system arriving without much left. the one i'm in front of. when it's that far and running in to a -- a split jet stream -- very cool high temperatures here. nice picture from chloe up in clear county showing cloudy skies, looks like precipitation trying to turn. i doubt much of this if anything is reaching the ground. this is a lot of cloud cover and not much rain. so that is the best opportunity for any rain. that won't be very much. this system continues to work its way parallel to the coast so there is a greater
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opportunity for -- maybe a little rain. we had clear skies for a while so that cold air -- probably going to warm up. a little southeast wind for some and that can be a cold pattern though i know it's not that cold. this is not a system for snow in the searchy. maybe next week. maybe next week. they will be in the 40s, 44, 45 degrees. our system right there, watch how it -- back here and as it goes down the coast it stretches it out. our cloud and rain forecast takes the rain and sends it down south and that's weak. we are okay tonight and then tomorrow start to see increasing clouds, all of the systems looks good. then it gets closer and they start to weaken. maybe a little stronger system on sunday. a lot of clouds, cool, cold, we will get a break under clear skies, lows will drop back down. fog may be an issue.
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highs today around 50, 51 for inland and 53, 54, neighbor closer to the bay or south bay. staying below average on the temperatures i don't see much change. weekend always in view. clouds to mostly cloudy. monday increasing clouds, tuesday if things don't change looks promising for rain. >> thank you. it's 19 minutes now before eight. the state is in for another day of unusually high king tides. the high water the result of how the sun, moon and earth align, happening several times a year. this time the water levels unusually high. the tide pushed levels along the california coast. it was seven feet above the normal level. parts of the bay trail were completely submerged. >> the birds, it affects the trail as you can seat trail has been soaked. this is something that doesn't happen even every year. >> the high tide is expected to hit again today between 11 and 12:30. we will have a full coverage on
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the news at noon. and the king tides and additional rains prompted street closures hit parts of san diego. the rainfall broke a record at lindbergh field set in 1902. water stranded drivers and added hours to drive times. there are reports of mudslides and dozens of accidents. another high tide is expect there's to hit today. the cabinet shuffle continues. the consolation prize for susan prize. and the republicans who may get a cabinet post. and what's happened to the cop who posted this joyride through the broadway tunnel on facebook.
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. stocks mixed in early trading after a trap in united states consumer prices and a strong survey of china manufacturing failed to exciten vestors. big reason is gas costs falling by the most in nearly four years taking a live look, a narrow positive number up seven, the nasdaq down 16, s and p is down four. watch adobe systems stock. the stock is up nearly 5%. investors have been encouraged by better than expected results. they earned $222 million for the quarter that ended last month. that's up 49 million from last year. revenue remained flat and the cfo said 2013 will be an important year for the transition to its subscription based services including
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creative cloud. >> police in fremont searching now for the man who reportedly walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody. it happened wednesday and it was caught on tape. police say the man walked into the center and said he had a gun. it's not clear why he did it. >> it's christmas. people are going back and forth a lot, busy, maybe need money or something. i couldn't say what it was. i hope just not to happen again. >> police say the suspect may have driven away in a 1990s guy toyota camry. police will add extra patrols. the europeon court of human rights said the rights a german man mistaken for a terrorist were violated. he was arrested in 2003. he was turned over to the cia when he was mistakenly
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identified as a al-qaeda agent. he was flown to afghanistan, he was held for four months in a secret american run prison. the court ruled that he was an innocent victim of torture and abuse. the country was ordered to pay him $78,000 in damages. >> un ambassador susan rice is out of the running for secretary of state. we have what rice's withdrawal meaning for the president's cabinet. >> reporter: we have been waiting to hear what the decision would be on a job that is obviously the most highley prized one. secretary of state. we had gone through the meeting that had happened in recent weeks between rice and republicans which we are still hearing details they didn't go well and yesterday rice pulled the plug on the idea of her being secretary of state.
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what this does now is it sort of clears the way for other things to fall and for the president to make his choices for his national security team. the leading candidate for secretary of state now, now seems to be the senator from massachusetts, john kerry who ran for president in 2004. he seems to be the insider. also being talked about is somebody else for the defense secretary job is a former united states senator, a republican from nebraska named chuck hagel. two name that are out there right now. it may well be that rice's decision was sort of the key that will let the president make his choices and start making his cabinet changes for his second term. >> so, susan rice, i know it sounds like disappointment among democrats that she dropped out from this. is there a consolation prize for her? >> reporter: there had been talk that she may be the national security advisor but there is also reporting today that the guy in that job has no
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thoughts of leaves. there is a meeting going on later today at the white house between rice and the president. it's on his schedule at 3:00. i don't know if that's going to lead to another announcement. rice is still well regarded by democrats and the president in this administration. i think that everybody involved just realized that if she were nominated for the job those hearings would turn into a complete and utter blood bath in the sense on what happened in libya and the attacks there, who said what, who did what before. and it would take a lot of oxygen and effort to start a new term. >> got to pick your battles. the one question is if you have john kerry joining the cabinet that's a lot of white men. that's not a lot of diversity. >> reporter: and that's why even though i hear the name of hagel as defense secretary i still wonder maybe if there is somebody else that the president will be looking at and other jobs could there be
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other cabinet members who may switch around and some other openings. are you right that's been discussed. there is a woman who has worked behind the scenes a number of years and for democrats outside of the -- when the republicans have been in office who has been talked about as a pentagon secretary. there is a lot of different things that think about as you put together your list of your cabinet for a second term. and in terms of history this president little behind schedule wise in terms of getting those choices made. the fiscal cliff getting in the way of some of that as well. >> obviously that's taking up a lot of time. all right. jamie joining us live. you can find a link to his washington insider blog on the website. just go to ktvu.com. pull down the news menu bar and go to the politics page. pg&e is the focus unhard criticism. we have another story of how the utility may have put people in danger. >> reporter: good morning there. is concern this morning that
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hundreds of inspections were never preformed even though it's required by law. there is no word on why pg&e workers may not have done the inspections but some are accused of lying in reports that the work was completed. according to the san francisco chronicle this morning pg&e is rechecking about 1500 sections of underground electrical equipment to make sure it's safe. the paper also said eight employees and 11 contract workers have been fired or suspended over the allegations. an attorney who won a private settlement after an explosion in 2005 in san francisco said that pg&e has a long history both in san francisco and the east bay of exploding underground transformers and it makes me wonder if the inspections ever get done. pg&e said its hired 48 more inspectors and hope to have all the equipment checked by the end of the year.
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the plane carrying rivera's body landed. the crowd greeted family member was applause and sympathy. a hearse carried the remains to to her hometown. >> last night's meteor shower was a great sky show. the people who gathered in the oakland hills saw three shooting stars a minute at the peak of the shower. there were a few clouds out and a new moon which made it perfect for sky watching. if you missed last night you can try it again late tonight. >> that is very cool. lots of fun. let's check in with sal. if you are driving keep your eyes on the road. watch where you are going. >> yeah. this -- you can't see the stars right now, i don't think so. let's take a look at what we have. we are watching the roads and it's backed up for about a 25 to 30 minute delay. people ask me about friday light. we haven't had that since summertime. it's pretty heavy getting in to
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san francisco. you will be waiting for a bit there. once you get on to the bridge its moderately heavy. we have had slow traffic in other parts of the bay but here on the 880 we don't have the normal slow so we have a better condition. heading south from haywood to union city you will see slow photograph thick morning as you drive toward fremont. let's go to steve. >> lot of cloud cover, very light rain starting to fall just had a nice tweet from chris. the sunrise along the coast and in the city great. it was orange sky, red sky and even -- dave in crockett said a fine light mist. it's trying. this system, there is not much to it but along the coach, up to hidden valley. some of that trying to turn. maybe mixed precipitation. that's really light stuff and from sanity rosa. you can see that's weak as well. the best opportunity right there for about san francisco to half moon bayh long the
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coast. even that's pretty weak. cold air is trapped. 30s and 40s on the temperatures i cool day. our system is falling apart. it's here so we will deal with the cloud cover and rain. coast and bay the best opportunity. the high temperatures, very chilly. upper 40s, low 50s. any better opportunity for rain after today? yeah maybe over the weekend but all of the systems arrives weaker by the time it house up. possibility next week being more positive for rain. >> time 7:57. for the first time since the elections the president talked about marijuana. what he said that has some people breathing a sigh of relief. >> we are live in fremont where managers of a company that burned down yesterday are just about to meet. what they are about to talk about and how they will take care of employees.
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. complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome back. >> it's friday december 14th. happening right now the managers of a fremont machine shop that burned down yesterday, they have arrived there for a very important meeting. the big fast moving fire
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erupted in cnh enterprises yesterday. >> reporter: the director of operations just said that they will be meeting across the street for about an hour. they are starting to gather out here right now after they meet they will then have a meeting with employees and give them the low down. as soon as firefighters give them the okay cnh management will get inside the building and save whatever they can still use in a new anaphia facility. it started yesterday afternoon. firefighter has to battle it defensively. the roof collapsed minutes after they got there. management said they have a good insurance policy and the employees are their top priority. all 80 or so escaped no major injuries but the fire gutted the building. in the meantime the company may
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be able to get some workers in to another local machine shop. >> nothing will stop. the paychecks will come out. last thing you want to do is interrupt anything in the lifestyle, particularly during christmas this is hard for everybody. there is -- 80 people worked here. so, a lot of us put a lot of time and -- a lot of love here. it just kind of is tough. >> this is new video of a few employees checking out some of the wreckage. it's to soon to say when the many can will be up and running again. the cause of the fire is under investigation. the director of operations said that it doesn't look suspicious. reporting live in fremont. >> thank you. it's 8:01. many want to get a new i-pad but if a deal seems to good to be true it probably is. we are live in val johan
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vallejo. >> good morning. this is an i-pad. we know what they look like. on the back you know they are silver. what the scam artists are doing is using silver picture frames that look like this in order to trick people. last week the police pulled over somebody who had a stash of them. detectives believe he was going to sell them for a cheaper price than the real i-pads. it's not clear how much they were going to be sold for so no arrests have been made. we aren't sure if it's part of a larger ring. if you are buying electronics off the street remember to open up the product and inspect it before you purchase it. if you were a victim of this or a similar scam you are urged to contact the vallejo police department. we are waiting to speak to the detective in charge of the case
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to see if any charges will be filed against the person they pulled over. if you do plan on doing some holiday shopping starting today police are going to step up patrols. . >> the president is talking about the issue of legalizing marijuana for the first time since the elections. in an interview that will air later today the president said he doesn't support legalizing pot but he said he won't go after states where pot is legal because he has bigger problems to deal with right now. last week washington state became the first state to legalize pot. a similar law will take effect in colorado next month. it remains illegal under federal law. the president and house speaker met again at the white house. they were talking about trying to avoid the end of the year
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fiscal cliff. coming up how the lack of progress in the fiscal cliff negotiations is already affecting the economy. >> san francisco police officer is now an leave after that joyride in a car appeared on the internet. the sergeant posted the video on his facebook page. he claimed that he and his friends were drunk and going 100 miles an hour through the broadway tunnel. san francisco police chief called it irresponsible and dumb. the sergeant has now e-mailed us saying he didn't drive 100 miles an hour and that the drunk comment was tongue in cheek. he is now on desk duty. new there is more fall automatic from the royal phone hoax. about a dozen workers at the australian radio station have been moved to safe houses. ten radio executives now have around the clock bodyguards due
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to death threats. british investigators are disclosing more information about three suicide notes left by the nurse. two were found in a room, the other was among her personal possessions. >> let's get to you where you need to go. >> we are looking at delay times that are getting up there. we are looking at the bay bridge. if you are trying to get into san francisco the delay is about 25 to 30 minutes. it's not the worst you have seen if you have patience. that's much better now heading out to the high rice i would take that if i were you. if you had to make a choice. speaking of the peninsula.
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101 is slow. 280 is better in case you are thinking of one or the other. >> thank you. all right. good morning. very light rain now. around the city, san mateo coast, pacifica, brandon said light rain and it's cold. 46 pacifica and some areas stuck in the 30s. the system is trying, trying, little engine that could. it's trying but there is not much left to it. light rain maybe to the north. not a lot with this. more show than go. mixed precipitation. if we could get enough, the air is cold enough to get light snow. we are seeing just hard pressed to really get much. off the coast, things look more -- right there. that will be rain. about half -- pacifica, half moon bay. right toward santa cruz and down toward monterey, watsonville. 38, 38 fairfield. santa rosa. 34 antioch. maybe a little warmer now.
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lot of 40s or 30s and that cold air is like i have no place to go. the system. very light rain. those favoring coast and bay. chilly high temperatures, it won't be very warm. a few breaks in the clouds later on and then we will clear it out 40s and 50s. martinez, concord, brentwood, alameda, berkeley 53. cool pattern. lit warmer near the bay and by the coast. by the fact you are by the water. inland temperatures struggling to get past 51 or 51. mostly cloudy, again it's a broad brush. if things continue to march in tuesday looks better for rain. >> thank you. john mcaf, e admits he faked a heart attack while he was in
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guatemala to avoid being sent back to belize. >> of course it was a ruse. there was a three hour time limit and he could file an appeal. if nothing happened i would have been returned to belize. unfortunately i guess the pressure gave me a heart attack and i said i had one. >> now in miami he has become something of a tourist attraction followed by reporters and posing for photograph was tourists. he said united states authorities haven't made any efforts to question him after he spent weeks evading police in belize who wanted to ask him act the death of his neighbor. the oregon shopping mall that was the scene of a mass shotting will reopen this morning. a man and woman died and a teen was injured when investigators say a 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts opened fire. he then killed himself. his aunt is now speaking out about what happened.
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she raised him after his mother died of cancer when he was two. >> what jake did was wrong but as his mother -- he will always be in my heart. i love him very much. >> she said she wants the victim's families to know she is sorry for what happened. the mall is planning to hold a vigil tonight. >> we may get more details today about the suspicious death of a homeless woman in san jose. her body was found in a creek yesterday morning. reportedly she was a drug addict and foul play is suspected. for now police will only call it a suspicious death. >> i have been through the storm, through the flood, through the violence, and it's very crazy out there, especially for the females, even more tough. >> yesterday a memorial was held for the 40 homeless people who have died this year. conversationists are trying to raise the money to save a
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historic beacon on the top of mount diablo. it's lit every year on december 7th honoring the pearl harbor victims but it's aging, its been damaged by exposure to weather anda lack of maintenance money. it's now stepping up. they want to raise $100,000 to fix it and restore the beacon. >> walgreens ordered to pay up. what was found in store trash bins that's now costing them 16 and a half billion dollars. >> and there was gun fire on a busy train station in philadelphia. the sports argument that may have led to the shooting.
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. cloudy skies, very light rain showing up. san francisco, pacifica, san mateo. . >> now, stocks open lower on wall street this morning. we report from the washington dc newsroom. economists blame the fiscal cliff standoff for the situation. >> reporter: this morning's lower numbers piggy backed yesterday's slight drops on wall street and economists blame congressional leaders. this after the president and the speaker met last night. the speaker said he is available to negotiate over the phone. both parties say there is time
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to reach a deal before the deadline but it's not enough to keep businesses and investors worrying about what could come next. democrats say they are reaching out but the speaker is not willing to listen. >> he can't ignore the american people forever. at some point reality should set in. >> reporter: if the president and the speaker don't agree automatic tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in with the new year. >> at 8:14, a federal appeals court has ruled that california has the right to cut reimbursements to doctors, pharmacies and other medical providers. it made the cuts last year to help balance the budget. the ruling could make it harder to find doctors for as many as two million new patients who could be eligible for medical under the president's health care law. providers say the cut back is be lifted now that the fiscal out lack has improved.
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>> levi said it'll phase hazardous chemicals. it said it'll stop discharging toxic wastewater by 2020. the company has been hit by protests and claims that levi is setting an important example for other clothing companies to follow. a california judge has ordered walgreens to pay 16 and a half million dollars to settle a lawsuit over what was dumped into the company's trash cans. walgreens was sued after investigators found paint, pesticides and drugs along with private medical records in the trash bins of 34 out of 37 stores in california. the company is paying the fine but said that it did nothing wrong. >> the bankrupt hostess is getting a lot of attention from company that want to buy its brands. a new report said that there are more than 20 companies that want to buy all or part of
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hostess brands. wal-mart and kroger are possible bidders. the report said that some potential buyers interested in buying just the bread or cake divisions. . burger king is hughes the anniversary of its popular whopper sandwhich to introduce two novarrations with a special deal. between now and sunday you can get an original whopper for 55- cents when you buy another for full prize. they say it's a way to sample the new whoppers. >> new this morning surveillance video from a shooting at a philadelphia train station. it was apparently over sports teams. police say two men were arguing about the game wednesday night, the suspect got off the train, then he shot the victim who was still on the train. right there. that victim was shot in the
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stomach. the bullet hit another man in the leg. police are out there searching for the shooter and the man seen with him in the video. there is new disturbing video showing the moments before and after a police officer shot and killed a man. now an attorney from oakland is fighting back against that police department. now that video was released just one day after that police officer was cleared of any wrongdoing. the shooting happened back in 2001. police say that they were forced to shoot after the suspect pulled out a knife. >> i don't understand how this happened. i see my son and sure he is coming out of the car but there is no -- nothing there that shows that he -- this officer -- trained officer -- was threatened. >> oakland attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city and it's police department. he is claiming excessive force,
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malicious conduct and wrongful death. >> for the first time ever, the tour de france bike race will start in england. in 2014 the race will start in the northeast english county of yorkshire. they made at nounment this morning. just a few months ago bradley wiggins became the first british rider to win the tour. further details of the course will be presented milk no. a new survey shows men are feeling happier about the holiday shopping season than women. 31% of the women say they will spend less for the 2012 holidays than last year. only 19% of men plan to spend less but there is good news for retailers, 75% of both men and women asked, plan to spend more. maybe the others have started shopping yet or set a budge. four separate computer coding schools have launched in
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san francisco during the last year. the business times reports that the crash courses prepare people in just nine to 12 weeks to take high paying jobs. the sector has said it has coding jobs going unfilled because there aren't enough people with the skills needed. three of the schools have graduated 150 workers who are now earning average salaries of $80,000 a year. >> defense secretary just announced that the united states is sending missiles to turkey to defend against attacks from syria. >> we are deploying two miss batteries, here to turkey. along with the troop that are necessary to man those batteries. so that we can help turkey have the kind of missile defense it may need in dealing threats that come out of syria. >> now the secretary said that
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while meeting troops in turkey. 400 united states troop alsos will be assigned. syria denies reports it fired scud missiles at rebel fighters. they say the united states and nato are wrong to say that. there are concerns syria could use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons at the rebel forces. >> bay area crab fishermen trying to make up for lost time. >> been about 30 hours, 34 hours, something like that. >> to bring the watch in. >> to bring it in. >> what they are doing to make sure there is a lot of fresh crab. >> good morning. southbound 680, this traffic has improved quite a bit. we will tell you more.
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. the bay area's crab boats are making their way back to shore and they say they caught plenty of crab. this is new video just into the newsroom from pier45, crabs being unloaded from boats, many of the crabs will be in fish markets and at restaurants before noon today. fishermen say they are trying to make up for the time they were on strike after wholesalers wouldn't pay the previously agreed upon price. >> it's tough being off ten days and the crabs is so good because it'll die off. it's good to get back out.
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>> the crab boat crews aren't wasting time. the boats that came in yesterday had been at sea for about a day and a half. they dropped off their catch and are already back out on the ocean. >> now we know what made google's list of the top search items for 2012 and the bay area played a big part in some of the more specialized searches. the late singer whitney houston topped the general search list. she was followed by gangdum style and hurricane sandy. san francisco was the number one search for travel destinations. and the top search for consumer electronics, apples, i-pad 3. the number one athlete search was jeremy lin. you won't have to search hard for the new i-pad app. it's free and it lets you watch all of the newscasts live. plus drive time traffic, bay area weather and video of breaking news any time,
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anywhere. sal is right over there. he knows about the drive. how are we holding newspaper. >> not that bad. i don't think you would be to disappointed. you will see slow traffic and if you are driving at the toll plaza it's still slow though we see some improvement as you look over there at the toll plaza. you can see the traffic is a little bit better than it was just a few minutes ago. still a 15 to 20 minute delay into san francisco. interstate 880, slow traffic in san leandro but not here. looks good northbound and southbound. as i said the peninsula traffic has been good. little bit overcast but the bridge not bad. you will see some slowing but it's not stop and go. now let's go to steve. >> thank you. a lot of cloud cover. cold, cold air trapped, a little bit of rain along the coastline. peninsula, also the city but really more cloud cover. cold, it's cold out, it is cold. for us you can seat system
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there working down the coast. mixed precipitation. if we can get moisture -- san rafael, over to richmond. i doubt much of that is reaching the ground. pacifica, half moon bay. this is a very weak system and it's run away from its energy source as it goes down the coast. from about i say santa cruz, maybe light rain through the next hour or two. 30s and 40s. it's one of those ones where the clouds cover is in place. part goes north. part goes south.
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. >> o . >> two schools are back open after a bomb threat. we will tell you what police are saying about the investigation this morning and what students are saying about the situation when mornings on two continues. [ male announcer ] steak and lobster is on the menu at sizzler. a fresh-cut tri tip sirloin served with a succulent lobster tail. just $16.99. sizzler.
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. go schools in coopertino are open again after being shut down yesterday because of threats against a teacher. ktvu is live with the details
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about tighter security out there. >> reporter: school is back in session and its been in session for the past hour here at monta vista high school. the teachers were briefed this morning about extra security measure that are in place. we are told that grief counselors are on stand by and a sheriff's spokesperson said they are investigating this morning and they received tips overnight that they hope lead to the person responsible for the bomb threat. this morning there was a high police presence as sheriff's deputies were scattered throughout campus patrolling around the school. as students walked onto campus many were talking about the bomb threat. grafitti was found on the campuses of three schools and it said that a bomb had been planted at monta vista to kill a specific male teacher. the bomb unit and bomb sniffing dogs made a sweep of the school and didn't find anything suspicious as students came back to campus they said the mood is different. >> a lot of people are going to support the teacher. i think a lot of people will be
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talking about it. it's -- i think it's just going to be -- i don't know. it's different. >> reporter: you feel safe? >> i do. i do. this is a really safe school. this never happens. >> reporter: deputies were protecting the teacher threatened yesterday and we are told extra security will be taken today to ensure his safety. it's unknown if he is back on campus teaching today. sheriff's investigators still don't know why that teacher was specifically targeted. they also are trying to figure out what the connection is between monta vista and lynn brook and the other schools where that grafitti was found. we are told by sheriff's spokesperson that this school, monta vista will be patrolled as well on monday but it's definitely back open here today as well as the neighboring lincoln elementary which was also closed as a security precaution. reporting live. >> thank you. it's 8:31. we want to update you now on developing news from connecticut we first told you about in the last hour.
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around 9:45 this morning eastern time, state police received calls of shots being fired at an elementary school in the town of newton connecticut. that's 50 miles southwest of hartford in fairfield. moments ago we learned that a gunman has been killed. this is a live picture now over the scene. you can see a lot of police officers, even looks like some swat members with guns and -- armed and a lot of other officials outside of the elementary school building. there are reports that some children and a teacher were also shot. reporters at the scene say the entire school district is locked down and a triage area has been set up with students holding hands, crying and frightened. these are live pictures right now from the scene where a school gunman has been killed in connecticut. the southwest corner of
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connecticut. we do know that a teacher was shot in the foot but we don't have any other confirmed shootings at this time other than report that the gunman is killed. if we get more information on this news we will bring it to you. police in fremont are searching for the man who reportedly walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody. think say the man walked into the store and told everybody he had a gun. >> we aren't sure what kind of person showed up actually. we do have surveillance camerasw. will get the pictures out of that system and tipped out who the person was. >> police say that the suspect possibly drove away in a 1990s gray toyota cam camry. >> sentencing day for a school
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work convicted of sexual assaults. he attacked three women in the mission district last year. one of them was beaten unconscious. the 5th suspect charged in an attack that left one dead is due to face a judge today. they were found bound and gagged in the middle of a street. police say the victims and the suspects knew each other. the final suspect, a 19-year- old tyler miller is facing charges of accessory to murder and conspiracy to destroy evidence. the four others entered not guilty pleas on wednesday. senate teen accused of running down and killing a father and daughter as they rode their bikes in concord earlier this year is also due to appear in court. he is a accused of speeding down tree boulevard and hitting
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a 41-year-old and his daughter. it's 8:35. pg&e and rechecking more than 1500 sections of underground electric equipment because they may never have been inspected. according to the san francisco chronicle the company suspects some workers lied about completing the inspections required by state law. eight employees and 11 contract workers have been fired or suspended. pg&e has now hired 48 extra inspectors and they hope to finish the inspections by the end of the year. most of this is in southern alameda and the south bay. if you are planning to travel to new york for the holidays or any time soon be aware of possible airport problems back there. at jfk nonunion security officers voted to go on strike. some 100 employees of air serve corporation voted yesterday to authorize a strike for next
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thursday. a group of workers at another company will hold a vote today. they direct traffic in front of terminals to make sure tarmacs are secure. they say they need more training better equipment. they say they plan to speak to employees about their concerns in the coming days. >> wow. >> all right. what's happening on highway 237? >> you will see some slow traffic there and it hasn't improved yet. we are hoping for improvement as we get closer to 9:00. it's also slow on nearby and on interstate 880 heading south. we have been kind of shy of accidents where -- i should -- we haven't had that many and that's good. if you are driving to the drive on 880 north getting up to san jose or from san jose to fremont you will see some slowing as well just a little bit near 101, 101 near san maneo and the bridge is
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moderate. you can always check the toll plaza. >> 8:36. >> thank you. cloudy, chilly, cold but a great sunrise. thank you for everybody for doing that. sp weather if you want to send in weather. our system is here but it's falling apart. the main core is two far off the coast. it's -- pacifica, san francisco, little bit along the san mateo coast. you can see a lot of cloud cover. if we could get moisture here we could maybe get rain and snow at the higher elevations, there is just not a lot to work with. the low but there could be light rain, misty conditions. south san francisco, half moon bay, that looks to be the best bet. things are splitting toward santa cruz. it's still off the coast. kind of swinging in.
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santa cruz, watsonville, monterey, maybe an hour or two. you may be in line for light rain. 30s or 40s. the warmest san francisco at 48 but still upper 30s. that cloud cover just trapped everything. it's hard to warm up with all the cloud cover and little rain. system shearing apart which take away a lot of its energy and it'll do the same thing which will be far saturday. a lot of clouds, little rain. that splits and that takes all the rain away. cloudy, cool, light rain. very, very cool. high temperatures, bundle up day. up for 40s. the north, lake county. mid40s. some of the higher elevations, inland temperatures won't be that warm. low 50s for some. not that much. these are below average temperatures and it's hard to warm up without any sun or breeze and we have a lot of cloud cover. that will keep us chilly. act the same i think on the weekend. there could be light rain but a lot more clouds, staying cold.
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clouds increase monday. if everything continues to hold together we have a better chance for rain on tuesday. >> all right. a judge in southern california being publicly scolded for say that a rape victim didn't put poupt up a fight during at tack. the judge said it where a man threatened to mutilate the face and body parts of his ex- girlfriend and then allegedly raped her. the commission on performance is saying the comment was inappropriate and against ethics. a san francisco woman accused ofa abandoning her baby will be arraigned shelf gave birth to the baby early wednesday morning. she then knocked on the door of a church looking for help. police preformed cpr on the baby while rushing to the hospital. police say that she was high on cocaine and has not been cooperating in the investigation. she is facing charges including cruelty to a child.
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the baby is expected to recover, it's now in the care of cps. >> and only on 2 it happened again. another theft of a package. the package was a box of kid's dvds. it was worth a couple hundred dollars. yesterday morning we told you about daily reports coming in about packages being stolen. >> a haywood woman will spend nine months in jail for faking an injury to get out of jury duty and collect worker's compensation. video showed her running in high heels and preforming a sex act why a public -- in a public
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park she must repay more than $79,000 in defrauded funds. in february barry bonds will go before a panel to appeal his obstruction of justice conviction. arms are scheduled for february 13th. in april of 2011 he was convicted of one felony obstruction count for giving a long rambling answer in front of a grand jury when asked if he had received drug that require aid syringe. his lawyers say the answer was accurate. the raiders have until noon to sell at least 85% of tickets to sunday's game to avoid a blackout. it's the raiders home finale against the chiefs. the raiders have lost six straight and are three and
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tenement the chiefs have a worse record. they are 2-11. big rivalry between them. i went to one of them. yeah. >> all right. we have breaking news that we have been following for the past hour. a gunman has been killed. that therewas a shooting at an elementary school in connecticut. we will bring you the latest developments. >> what will happen to a fremont company gutted by a huge fire yesterday. we will tell you what management is doing to get employees back to work. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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. stocks mostly down this morning. apple shares down arnott price target cut on its stock. on a day when it's i-phone 5 debuted to a cool reexception best buy shares also down over 2% after the struggling electronics retailer said it extended the window for its co founder to make a buy out bid until after the holiday season. taking a live look the dow down 16, the nasdaq down 17, s and p down five. criminals have robbed four
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pharmacies in just two days in pleasanton and dublin. brian flores is there and he has new details on the investigation including who police are looking for. >> reporter: police are all investigating this recent string of pharmacy attempted robberies. we do have new surveillance picture itself we can go to that. this is provide from the pleasanton police department. this is a person they are looking for. now the descriptions vary but is he described as a white hispanic man. the weights also vary.
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. >> it doesn't happen all the time but every so often we have had a little string that has happened throughout the valley that have involved up as far as san ramone through dublin and our city and out to livermore in the past. usually its again it's a -- small little string happens over a couple of weeks and usually somebody gets arrested and kind of solves the problem. >> reporter: and at this time there is no description of a car that was possibly used but police here say that one was probably used because the robberies covered so much ground. if you see the suspect you are urged to call police. we are live here in pleasanton.
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i'm brian flores. >> all right. time now 8:47. let's bring you up to date on the other top storey. these are live pictures. swat teams in connecticut are still at a connecticut elementary school after a shooting there this morning. now we hear the gunman has been killed. these are live pictures you are seeing new town connecticut. the entire school district is locked down and there is a lot of activity happening as we are talking. the hartford current newspaper is reporting that there are other deaths and that some of the victims are children. we aren't sure if they are among the dead. again this is a fluid situation, a live situation. we will bring you more details as we get them in. back here at home police in vallejo warning of a scam after a fake i-pad boxes were found in a car that was pulled over by police. investigators say inside the boxes were silver picture frames wrapped in bubble wrap
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but not i-pads. and managers of a fremont machine shop, the one that burned down yesterday. they are meeting right now about the future of the company. that fire happened at cnh enterprises near interstate 680. we are at the plant where employees want to know if they will be able to go back to work. >> reporter: the director of operations just told me that this is a family owned company and all 80 employees are considered family. in just a few minutes they will be meeting with those workers near this burnt out building to discuss their future. the three alarm fire started in this company around 1:45 yesterday afternoon. the flames were so big and the materials so combustible that firefighters had to battle it defensively. the roof collapsed minutes after they got here. management said they have a good insurance policy and their employees their main concern today. all escaped with no injuries but the fire gutted the
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building. >> we do have a disaster recovery plan in place to where there are other machine shops in the area that we can take our work to and actually get the com opponents made. one of them we are working out today to see how many employees we may be able to move over there to start making some of the parts. >> a few employees got a quick look at the wreck this morning. it's to soon to say when the company will be up and running again. in the meantime employees will be paid as if the fire never happened. the cause is under investigation. we are told the fire marshall is due to be here about 10:00 a.m. >> thank you. u susan rice has a private meeting the president this afternoon at the white house. a day after she announced she is no longer in the running for secretary of state. in a letter to the president rice said she is withdrawing her name in order to avoid a
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long confirmation process. some criticized her for not initially showing the attack on in libya as terrorism. the president said rice will remain a key member of his cabinet. >> her interest is in seven serving me and the country. i couldn't be prouder with her. she will continue to be one of the top members of my security team. >> john kerry is now considered the front runner for secretary of state once clinton steps down. it's expect that he would face little opposition. >> two mexican police officers were arrested at the scene of the plane crash that killed jenni riferra. they area us cad of steal -- accused of stealing items from the crash site.
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. late last night fans of rivera waited outside long beach airport as the plane bringing her body landed late last night. small crowd greeted the family members and with applause and also with sympathy. that hearse carried her to her hometown in long beach. >> police in oakland and san francisco are teaming up to get guns off streets. a gun buy back program will be held tomorrow from ten to three for oakland and san francisco residents only. in oakland guns can be dropped off at saint benedict's and in san francisco at the omega boy's club. each person can turn in up to three guns and receive two hundred dollars.
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>> so much in the news today rumors that the world will end a week from today. a lot of people talking about it. how people in the bay area say they are preparing and one local business has a unique deal. >> if if you are taking a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, sal will have a last check of the drive.
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. while most think it's ridiculous, some bay area residents preparing just in case the prediction is true. they are talking about whether to leave the area or say. and there are several events and parties to mark the possibility the world may end. one is tonight. the east bay bike party is hosting what could be the group's last bike ride. they are meeting at 7:30 tonight or if you want to party in style a hotel is offering a special package for 21 people good only on friday december 21st. it including hotel rooms and dining on the price tag you can see looks like the date, we want to know your interstation, tale us on facebook. >> and the drive is interesting. what are you seeing right now?
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>> we are seeing slow traffic on this friday. it's pretty busy at the toll plaza. it's backed up for a 15 minute delay. we have seen some improvement. san francisco, northbound 101, traffic is looking good with no major problems there. on the peninsula, 101 looks good to the airport. let's go to steve. >> thank you. cloudy, very, very cool, cold, temperatures really kind of stuck here. some areas will be hard pressed to get out of the upper 40s, maybe light rain, cloudy into the weekend, rain maybe a better opportunity next week. not so much this weekend. >> okay. thank you. that's our report. we thank you for trusting us and we will see you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to join us at noon for the update on the school shooting in connecticut. these are live pictures outside the elementary school. we understand the gunman has been killed. a teacher was hurt. at least one teacher wounded, sending frightened students in to the parking lot. we do know the gunman had two
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guns apparently, obviously no motive at this point. much more coming up at noon. thank you for joining us.